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Generally favorable reviews- based on 327 Ratings

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  • Summary: Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned.
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. It's a comedy of manhood for the age of emasculation.
  2. 83
    Great casting takes The Other Guys most of the way: Ferrell draws a wealth of good material from his character's oddball ineffectuality, and he partners perfectly with Wahlberg, who's always best at his most incredulous.
  3. 75
    So hilarious that even longtime Ferrell haters (me) can't resist it.
  4. As with most Ferrell projects, there's nothing profound going on in The Other Guys. It's just a bit of good, stupid fun, had at the expense of an uber-formulaic genre that has long been ripe for the spoofing. But it also works.
  5. For a good hour, this is the picture Kevin Smith was trying to make with "Cop Out."
  6. It's dumb and consistently funny.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    The laughs ultimately take a backseat to a convoluted white-collar crime story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 119
  2. Negative: 24 out of 119
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    10
    O wow this movie was funny. That's just it. It was funny. Also i think more movies are coming out in the future with the same type of opposite actor cast type thing that this movie did(i don't know wat you wana call it). For example, i saw a preview of a movie when i went to see the other guys, and it was staring robert downy jr. And the bearded guy from the hangover. So i think were going to see alot more movies like this one. Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2010
    9
    Hands down one of the funniest movies of the summer, if not the year! Ferrell and Wahlberg are a match made in heaven, for their chemistry is spectacular. One of Will Ferrell's funniest movies ever, its up there with Anchorman and Talladega Nights. This movie was so funny that you often miss some of the jokes from laughing at previous ones! Expand
  3. DarkCritic
    Aug 6, 2010
    8
    The Other Guys is the best buddy-cop film of the year and I really like this movie! Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg did the best characters that they work each other playing as dectitives that they work terrible with their jobs and they both are hilarious in many ways and they both their own perspective way which they work as their own personalities,like most cops do. This movie will make you laugh and you will enjoy this action comedy film for entire summer! Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    7
    Fairly entertaining, but slightly confusing comedy that's isn't quite sure what it wants to be. Though, in the end, "The Other Guys" proves to be a worthy addition to Will Ferrel's repertoire. Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2013
    6
    Thought it might be an OK comedy but there is very little to like about this film. From the unlikable characters to even the unlikable actors (who are usually much better) and a rather silly storyline that got confusing. It has some good laughs and that's where most of the rating will come from, but as a whole it's a fairly messy movie with overdone jokes and bad performances from both Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg. Overall it's OK but certainly not one worth rushing out to go and see. Expand
  6. Dec 4, 2010
    5
    While the movie contains cheap laughs and ridiculous jokes, it has a surprisingly nice collaboration between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Usually a cop buddy comedy falls short on comedy and fall out on gags, but this is actually a nice movie that you can enjoy your evening with. Expand
  7. Jan 26, 2011
    0
    This is a terrible movie. Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time. It gets mediocre reviews only because Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are in it, but they're pretty lousy too. Expand

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